Race day spectacle

Fun. Soroptimist International of Circular Head members will don their most extravagant attire for a spring racing event this weekend.  A Day at the Races will support the annual scholarship, offering $2000 to assist a female student in furthering her tertiary studies.  The event is expected to attract dazzling outfits in both men and women whether …

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Flowers, community on show

Stanley. Highfield Historic Site was adorned by a vibrance of colour at the Garden Spectacular on Saturday. Floral arrangements filled every crevice and decorated every corner of the historic home as visitors from across the state filed in for the event throughout the day. Last held in 2014, the event was years in the planning …

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Pride in quality

Award. Chances are, Perry’s Quality Meats butcher Craig Tuxworth will be found manning the barbecue this summer to cook up a ‘Tucky Burger’. The family favourite recently placed first at the Tasmanian Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger competitions. The Australian Meat Industry Council awards recognised the Tucky Burger as the number one choice for …

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Accident prompts petition 

Action. A mother has started a petition to lobby the state government to change its laws following the death of her son in a workplace accident off Perkins Island. Deckhand David Colson, 24, died in 2007 of hypothermia when the dinghy he was on sunk during an abalone expedition. His mother, Robyn Colson, says 10 years …

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Union’s win

MG. The National Union of Workers has made a stand for employees at the Murray Goulburn Co-operative Edith Creek factory. On Tuesday, the union won a majority support order from the Fair Work Commission ordering MG to bargain with the workforce with respect to wages, redundancy packages and conditions. Godfrey Moase, general branch assistant secretary at …

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Staying safe as houses

Health. A house named Betty will make a stop in Smithton as part of a national asbestos awareness campaign. ‘Betty – The ADRI House’, standing for Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, is set to tour Tasmania visiting 28 communities as part of National Asbestos Awareness Month in November to educate homeowners, renovators and tradies about the …

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Adventure bound

Sailing. Nicholas Huisman is preparing to embark on the 2017 Youth Leadership Challenge aboard the Windeward Bound. The Circular Head Christian School student will join nine Tasmanians as well as 10 refugee youths for the 10 day voyage in December. The Youth Leadership Challenge aims to foster personal growth experiences and build confidence,  communication and …

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Shed stock surplus

Giving. The newly formed Circular Head Men’s Shed this week received a generous donation. As part of Britton Timbers’ annual auction, the Smithton company was able to donate stock that was no longer required to the group. The community group was formally established in August and is currently on the look out for a permanent …

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Brand in the making

Launch. To outsiders, Circular Head produce will be known as being fresh from the Tarkine Coast as a new branding project emerges. The Circular Head Progress Group will launch the regional brand, Tarkine Coast, next week in a celebration of an initiative two years in the planning. The brand will provide an identity for local …

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Saints march into win

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Tasmania Smithton Saints look to the North West Basketball Union Under 22 finals with the women hopeful for an appearance.  In round 12 on Tuesday, the men clinched a win while the women slipped behind by one point. The home game encounter allowed the Smithton Saints to host Wynyard Wildcats in …

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